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Carapus bermudensis (Jones 1874)


Currently Accepted Name: Carapus bermudensis (Jones 1874)

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Paracanthopterygii
Order : Ophidiiformes
Family : Carapidae
Genus : Carapus
Species : bermudensis

Selected Name

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Name: Carapus bermudensis
Author: (Jones 1874)
Genus: Carapus
Species: bermudensis

Current Name

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Current Name: Carapus bermudensis
Current Author: (Jones 1874)
Current Genus: Carapus
Current Species: bermudensis
Current Summary: Carapus bermudensis (Jones 1874) Carapidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Lefroyia bermudensis
Original Author: Jones 1874
Original Genus Species: Lefroyia bermudensis
Original Genus: Lefroyia
Original Species: bermudensis

Original Description

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Original Name:Lefroyia bermudensis Jones 1874
Reference: [ref. 2362]
Journal Acronym: ZOOLGT2
Journal: Zoologist (Ser. 2)
Article: A new fish.
Citation: v. 9
Pages: 3837-3838
Text Page: 3838
Type Locality: Bermuda.
Primary Type: Holotype (unique): USNM 23807


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* Valid as Carapus bermudensis (Jones 1874).

Arnold 1956 - [ref. 5315] - A systematic revision of the fishes of the teleost family Carapidae (Percomorphi, Blennioidea), with descriptions of two new species. Page: 272

Robins & Ray 1986 - [ref. 23100] - A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston. Page: 101

Markle & Olney 1990 - [ref. 18996] - Systematics of the pearlfishes (Pisces: Carapidae). Page: 381

Cervigón 1991 - [ref. 24472] - Los peces marinos de Venezuela. Fundación Científica Los Roques. Page: 174

Boschung 1992 - [ref. 23239] - Catalogue of freshwater and marine fishes of Alabama. Page: 77

Tyler et al. 1992 - [ref. 21501] - Deepwater populations of the western Atlantic pearlfish *Carapus bermudensis* (Ophidiiformes: Carapidae). Page: 218

McEachran & Fechhelm 1998 - [ref. 23897] - Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. Univ. of Texas Press, Austin. Page: 697

Aguilera 1998 - [ref. 24221] - Los peces marinos del occidente de Venezuela [The marine fishes of western Venezuela]. Page: 47

Markle in Nielsen et al. 1999 - [ref. 24448] - FAO species catalogue. Volume 18. Ophidiiform fishes of the world (Order Ophidiiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiirorm fishes known to date. Page: 12

Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999 - [ref. 25013] - Fishes of Bermuda: history, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys. Page: 154

Parmentier et al. 2000 - [ref. 26179] - Phylogenetic analysis of the pearlfish tribe Carapini (Pisces: Carapidae). Page: 295

Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000 - [ref. 27754] - Lista de pecees marinos del Caribe mexicano. Page: 152

Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003 - [ref. 27192] - (Editos.) Catálogo das espécies de peixes marinhos do Brasil. Museu de Zoologia de Universidade de São Paulo. Page: 58

Olney 2003 - [ref. 27007] - Stylephoridae, Lophotidae, Radiidephalidae, Trachipteridae, and Regalecidae (Pp. 953-959). Carapidae (Pp. 963-964). In: Carpenter 2003 [ref. 27006]. Page: 964

Smith et al. 2003 - [ref. 27621] - Fishes of the Pelican Cays, Belize. Page: 12

Nelson et al. 2004 - [ref. 27807] - Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Sixth Edition. American Fisheries Society, Special Publ. 29. Bethesda, Maryland. Page: 90

Parmentier et al. 2006 - [ref. 28668] - New host and geographical distribution for the pearlfish *Carapus mourlani* (Carapidae) with a discussion on its biology. Page: 122

Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006 - [ref. 28946] - Peces Ophidiiformes del Atlántico occidental tropical con especial énfasis en el mar Caribe colombiano. Page: 291, 297

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: reef-associated
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Western Atlantic.


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Maximum Length: 200mm(NG)
7.87" (NG)


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Carapus bermudensis (Jones 1874)
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Lefroyia bermudensis Jones 1874original combinationNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Atlantic pearlfishUSAEnglish
Karap bermudzkiPolandPolish
perlero del AtlánticoAFSSpanish

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D. Flescher 33°25'N, 78°02'W

Distribution of Carapus bermudensis

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